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Recent research on global warming gives surprising results. How not, less than a hundred years more countries in the Persian Gulf region, around the Arabian Peninsula, almost impossible inhabited by humans.
Yes, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say that if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced from now on, global warming will increase the temperature of the Persian Gulf region and its surroundings to 74-77 degrees Celsius for at least 6 hours a day.
Such high temperatures can not be retained by humans. People in the United Arab Emirates are said to be able to survive by staying indoors using air-conditioning. The sun will make outdoor activities impossible to do.
According to Elfatih Eltahir, a scientist from MIT who initiated the research, Saudi Arabia and his city, such as Makkah, the rise in temperature would not be as extreme as Dubai and its surrounding reaches 77 degrees Celsius. However, nonetheless sunstroke and elevated temperatures will cause many deaths during the haj season, Eltahir said.
Surely we still remember the hot weather attacks in India that occurred around last May. At that time the temperature in India reached 50 degrees Celsius, the impact of more than 1,700 people died due to dehydration and heat health disorders.
Not wanting anything worse in countries around the Persian Gulf, scientists have revealed that action to reduce global warming should be taken more seriously.
"If we do not immediately prevent climate change to avoid extreme hot weather and high humidity, then people living in the Persian Gulf region are likely to have to find a new place to live," said Chris Field, a climate expert from the Carnegie Institute, Daily Mail (27/10). [bbo]